Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns - 8/2/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (40-28) at Phoenix Suns (27-39)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +5.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a bounce back performance after losing a heartbreaker to the Houston Rockets. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Trey Burke is averaging 31 points and six assists while Luka Doncic is averaging 28.7 points and 9.4 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for another victory after beating up on the Washington Wizards in their bubble opener. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.2 points and 12 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
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The Dallas Mavericks are the more talented team, and they'll be looking for a victory after the way they blew their opener against the Rockets. However, the Mavericks were a struggling defensive team as it was, and they did nothing on Friday night the gives you confidence this team can get stops. Say what you want about the Phoenix Suns, but they're a young team that plays with great pace and can fill it up on the offensive end. And while the Mavericks are fighting for playoff seeding, the Phoenix Suns need victories just to give themselves a shot at a playoff spot.
This game should be an offensive explosion and I want free points in my pocket. Give me the Suns.